Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a public warning on the promotion of goods containing cannabis and hemp, adding that failure to do so may result in severe fines and even jail time.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) secretary-general, Mr. Paisarn Dankum, stated to the related Thai media that “FDA clearance is required for advertising regarding medications and herbs that contain cannabis and hemp as one of the constituents.”
“Advertising must not feature youngsters, expectant women, or moms who are giving their infants breast milk. The benefits of people partying, laughing, having a good time, etc. cannot be depicted in the advertising. Paisarn also
In order to prevent harm to children, pregnant women, or nursing mothers, food and drink products containing hemp or cannabis must be labeled with a warning. If the product causes any unusual symptoms, the customer should cease using it right once, according to Paisarn.
Paisarn cautioned, “The penalty for false or improper advertising is imprisonment up to three years or a fine up to 30,000 Baht or both.”
“An advertising permission is not required for cosmetic advertising of cannabis and hemp goods, although excessive advertising is not advised. Additionally, the goods shouldn’t advertise benefits that haven’t been approved by the FDA or be marketed as miraculous cures. Overadvertising carries a penalty of up to a year in prison, a fine of up to 100,000 baht, or both. said Paisarn.
You can call the FDA hotline at (855) 1556 if you’re concerned about cannabis or hemp-related deceptive advertising, Paisarn said.